With Tropical Storm Nate nearing the Gulf Coast, these few tips on preparation may come in handy.
Have your storm supplies ready.
A three day supply of food and water along with a seven day supply of medication, a flashlight, battery powered radio with extra batteries, cell phone and chargers (you may want to invest in a power bank and have it fully charged), first aid kit, sanitary products, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gear, a tool kit, extra cash, and personal documents including your insurance policies.
Bring in any outdoor items that may be affected by wind.
Check your storm drains and remove any debris that might impair drainage.
Set your refrigerator and freezer to the coolest setting and try not to open them unless it is necessary.
Fuel up your vehicle.
Avoid long lines and possible closings by getting your cash as soon as possible. Anticipate shortened Credit Union operations. If disaster or a hurricane is imminent, GNO will remain open as long as reasonably possible for our members’ convenience. However, we will take careful steps to protect the safety of our members and our staff by closing in a timely manner. In the event of a hurricane, we will follow the evacuation notice that forecasts the storm as a present danger. This notice will depend on the probability of landfall in the area and the severity and forward speed of the storm. Upon the announcement of a “Recommended Voluntary Evacuation” for the parishes in our proximity, GNO can announce the closing of branches at any time.
Safety of our employees and members is our top priority. If you are in the path of Tropical Storm Nate, we hope you and your family stay safe.